We have a summer of fun planned for people of all ages and interests! Take a look below, and be sure to scroll to the bottom for some ongoing programs happening throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing you at a few of our events!
Exploring Geology Saturday, August 25; 10:00 AM Meet at Visitor's Center | 5052 Delaware Turnpike, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
The rocks of Rensselaerville record local history from long before dinosaurs. Explore the local geology and deep-time history on a walk along the falls with Dr. Charles Ver Straeten of the New York State Museum. Semi-rugged walk; sturdy footwear required. $5 suggested donation; members and children under 12 free.
Nature Illustration Workshop Saturday, September 22; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY
This workshop will begin indoors at the Eldridge Research Station with a demonstration and lesson on nature illustration with Sandy Orris. The group will then move outdoors, where participants will choose their place to draw. Work will be done in colored pencils. Please bring your own colored pencils and a drawing pad. The event is open to everyone age 13 and up. Please make sure to pack a lunch.
Invasive Species Education and Work Day Saturday, October 20; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road Rensselaerville, NY
Christopher Williams of Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) will be sharing research on invasive species, teaching invasive species identification, and encouraging citizen science through the use of iMap Invasives. Anyone willing and able is welcome to stay after the educational program for the workday potion of the event, where participants will have the opportunity to join Williams in the removal of certain invasive species on the Huyck Preserve property. We encourage participants of the workday to wear long pants and to bring a bagged lunch, bug repellent, and plenty of water.
Thursday Night Lecture Series July 5, 12, & 19; August 9, 16, & 23 Pot-luck 6:30 PM | Lecture 7:00 PM Eldridge Research Center | 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
July 5 Prioritizing Invasive Species Management in the Region Mary Beth Kolozsvary, Ph.D. of Siena College and Jennifer Dean, Ph.D. of NYS DEC and NY Natural Heritage Program July 12 Remote Sensing of White Spruce Phenology Clare Gaffey of SUNY Albany July 19 Carrion Beetle Habitat Utilization Carmen Greenwood, Ph.D. of SUNY Cobleskill July 26 Recent Developments in Earthworm Distribution at the Huyck Preserve and Upstate New York Rebecca Pinder, Ph.D. of Columbia-Greene Community College August 9 Cactus-like Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Lycophyte Jacob Suissa of Harvard University August 16 People of the Waters That Are Never Still - A Brief History of the Mohican Nation Charlie Burgess, RPA August 23 Altruism, Relatedness, and Sociality: Unraveling the Evolutionary Story of the 'Hive Mind' in Bees Meghan Barrett of Drexel University
Gather at the Eldridge Research Center most Thursday nights in July and August for an engaging lecture series following a communal pot-luck meal. Learn from Huyck researchers and collaborators and enjoy a night out with our greater community. Please bring a dish to share or a $5 suggested donation.
Family Story Time at the Lake with Rensselaerville Library Wednesday at 4:30 PM: July 11 & 25; August 15 & 29 Lake Myosotis Beach
What better way to spend a mid-week summer afternoon than to enjoy stories at the Lake!
Cover photo by Laurin Trainer
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